Battle your way round this epic and challenging run, swim and triathlon. With an icey swim, a rigorous off-road bike and a hilly trail run, there’s something for everyone. Come along to put your body through its paces in the great outdoors and test your washing machine the next day.
Swimming Events in United States
All racers will receive a TRI for FUN Finisher Medal, hot post race meal, plus awards in each age group. TRI for FUN commemorative race t-shirts are available for $15 when ordered before July 7th.
Included with race entry is: a swim cap, hot post race meal, free athlete massage, custom Tri for Real Finisher souvenir, plus awards and raffle prizes.
The Golden Gate Frogman Swim (sister swim to the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim) is a two mile open water swim and fundraiser that benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF), a 501(c)(3) with a coveted four star rating by Charity Navigator. The Navy SEAL Foundation supports wounded and fallen Navy SEALs, NSW Support Personnel and their families.
The USAT-Sanctioned TRI for REAL Olympic-distance Triathlon was added to our TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon Series in 2003. These races are held at Rancho Seco Park in Herald, California.
Join us for this round trip Alcatraz swim! This swim is a great challenge for fast swimmers that requires a strategic race plan to swim the 3.6 mile course with tides and fast currents around Alcatraz. This is also an excellent event to help prepare for longer open water endurance competitions. Some of the best open water swimmers at the national level compete in Swim Around The Rock.
This swim starts off the beach of St. Francis, and you'll swim along a fast and exciting current. But as you make your way clockwise around Alcatraz, that's where the real challenge begins - you'll have to navigate not only around the prison, but through the currents as you make your way to Aquatic Park. A challenge you won't forget for sure!
This event is for experienced open water swimmers only. This swim will not only require swimming strength and open water experience, but expert ability in navigating a winning course with complex currents. This is easily our most difficult bay race, even more so than Bridge to Bridge 10K. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.
USA Triathlon is heading back to Cleveland, Ohio, the "Rock 'n Roll Capital of the World!". Athletes will swim in Lake Erie and bike and run along the lake shore overlooking downtown Cleveland. Participants of both races have the chance to compete for Age Group National Titles as well as spots on Team USA.
Welcome to the Glen Lake Swim: Glennie Rises! This is a one AND two mile professionally-timed swim race in picturesque Glen Lake in Goffstown, New Hampshire for experienced swimmers. This year the event is being held to raise funds to support local outdoor recreational opportunities and to promote aquatic safety.
Choose from a 5K, 10K, mile swim or kids mile. Enjoy a fun day and an honest time on an accurate course. Plus you are supporting Club West, Santa Barbaras track and field and running support group
Featuring a covered bridge, scenic views, and some challenging hills, this event is a must race in Southwest, Ohio. A stop on the Ohio Triathlon Series, this unique race offers triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes (swim bike only) and aquathlons (swim run only), in distances for all ages and abilities including beginner, sprint, olympic and 1/3 iron. There is a race for all ages and abilities.
1.27-mile open water swims from a point abeam Alcatraz Island back to the South End Rowing Clubhouse at the foot of the Hyde St. Pier in San Francisco.
There is a race for everyone at the Columbus Triathlon and Multisport festival, from beginner to ironman. Challenge yourself and celebrate your achievement afterwards at the post-race party with pizza and beer!
0 swimmers will start the race at the South Tower and finish at Fingerpoint Rock. A thrilling world class swim at a historic landmark for experienced swimmers!
Now in its 4th decade, there’s a reason this oceanside triathlon is still going strong. Great for all triathletes, the predominantly seaside course is flat and traffic free. Come along for post-race food and all the finisher’s swag.
FASTs Annual Triathlon and Open Water Swim event - Great for beginners or those experienced triathletes/duathletes
This is the only race in Ohio to offer triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes (swim bike only) and aquathlons (swim run only), in distances for all ages and abilities including beginner, sprint, olympic and 1/3 iron. There is a race for all ages and abilities. This event will also include the Midwest Regional High School Triathlon Championships. High School students from around the region will compete alongside other racers to the best individual and team in the region.
OXNARD. Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, youll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where oceanfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, exceptional weather and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery. Home to the California Strawberry Festival, and neighbor to the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Oxnard is a welcomed retreat any time of year. This is the venue for 2019 Cal Tri Events Oxnard - 9.29.19 and the 1st race in the 2019 Cal Tri Events Fall Series - 9.29 Oxnard + 10.26 LA + 11.3 Newport Dunes.
2019 Trick or Tri - 10.26.19 - will be the 5th anniversary of the founding of the race. New for 2019 includes
INDIVIDUALIZE YOUR RACE. There are 16 race options this year including up to 6 options at each distance. Choice is a good thing!
Sprint - Sprint, Sprint Relay, Sprint SwimBike, Sprint SwimRun, Sprint Swim & 5K Zombie Run
Olympic - Olympic, Olympic Relay, Olympic SwimBike, Olympic SwimRun, Olympic Swim & 10K Zombie Run
70.3 Mile - 70.3 Mile, Long Course SwimBike, Long Course SwimRun & Long Course Swim
Cal Tri Events is pleased to announce the 2019 Newport Dunes Triathlon at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, a 110-acre resort located in Newport Beach, Orange County California will return on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
The Grand Rapids Triathlon is the largest independent triathlon and proud host of five USAT National Championships over the course of our ten-year history.
While our event brings in some of the best athletes from across the country, we have also been named one of the Top 5 Best Triathlons for Beginners in the country according to Triathlon Business International. This triathlon event is a chance for athletes of all skill levels to compete on a scenic riverside course, perfect for the novice through the seasoned triathlete.
Offering Sprint, Olympic, and Half distance Triathlons, Aquabike and Relay events, this USA Triathlon sanctioned event promises heart-pounding excitement from start to the finish.
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What you need to know about Swimming Events
Swimming races and open water swimming events generally tend to be between 1—10km in length, however, more challenging swims can be up to 80km long. Swims over 10km are classed as Marathon Swims, These events take place in lakes or in the sea, often with a great atmosphere and a festival vibe. If you’re just starting out, get some practice in a pool first, temperature and choppiness are factors to consider before diving in.
From a quick dip in Dorney lake to mastering the Windermere One Way, we’ve collected some of the best open water swimming races below. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to throw in some other disciplines, you can check out our pages on Swimrun & Triathlon too.